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A TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRITHere’s one more post related to...



A TRIUMPH OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT

Here’s one more post related to Robben Island.  The ferryto the Island leaves from the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront in Cape Town. Written on the wall inside the ticket office, for the reflection of waiting passengers, are the words of ANC (African National Congress) activist and former prisoner Ahmed Kathrada dating from 1996. The quotation, which here I superimpose on a photo of some of the prison windows, reads:

“While we will not forget the brutality of apartheid we will not want Robben Island to be a monument of our hardship and suffering. We would want it to be a triumph of the human spirit against the forces of evil; a triumph of wisdom and largeness of spirit against small minds and pettiness; a triumph of courage and determination over frailty and weakness…”

Photo: Prison Windows by Philip Chircop (Robben Island, South Africa)



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